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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:25 pm
by prospero
Masking removed. Beginning to look decent. :D

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:34 pm
by prospero
Flipped over (with some effort) and the liner fixed in. All the back nicely papered with gummy tape (quite a lot).

Little bendy mirror plates attached ready for the canvas. At this point the artist was on his way with the painting. :P

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:38 pm
by prospero
Well it went in with a bit of jiggling.... :roll:


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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:50 pm
by prospero
Job Done. Now to get it out of the door. There wasn't much leeway.

Hard to appreciate the scale from photos. The artist (seen here) is Daniel Crane who is on the whole not
a very short guy. He brought the canvas and took the framed picture away in his horse-box. Which was a bit surreal. :shock:

Sorry I couldn't get a photo of the entire thing and it was dark outside, but he did hope to get a photo of the painting in situ at
the customer's house. If he did manage it I'll post it.

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:19 pm
by vintage frames
Well impressed!

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:08 pm
by Jules007
That's brilliant. Well done for giving us a step by step photo guide.

Sorry to be vulgar and raise the issue of money, but how on earth do you price something like this?

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:22 pm
by theframer
Thats Lovely top job.

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:42 pm
by Chris2103
A great frame and a very informative set of posts. Thanks Prospero for taking the time to do the posts :clap: :rock:

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:15 pm
by prospero
Jules007 wrote:
Sorry to be vulgar and raise the issue of money, but how on earth do you price something like this?


As much as I can but no more than I need to. :wink:

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:49 am
by poliopete
A fab' frame :D and thank you for those excellent and informative posts :rock:

So much information there from a very skilled professional :clap: :clap:

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:23 am
by Steve N
Ding Dong Sir :yes: :clap:

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:16 pm
by louisesimon
Great posts, and frame.

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:04 pm
by pramsay13
Excellent job and great tutorial.
I hope you priced it correctly!

p.s. I've had a horse-box collection before too, although it was only for maybe around a 6' x 4' frame.

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:10 pm
by poliopete
A couple of questions if you don't mind :D

Do you and that customer design the frame together or does he leave it completely to you? and, why the extra couple of inches? (5' 2") :?

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:41 pm
by prospero
That is the artist's 'signature' design. All his frames are variations of that theme, mainly smaller.

5' 2" ? As good a dimension as any. :roll: :D

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:55 pm
by poliopete
"5' 2"? As good a dimension as any" :lol:

Thanks for explaining the frame style. :D

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:23 am
by David McCormack
Lovely work prospero and great photos but, where's your cat?

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:01 pm
by prospero
Alas the cat is an ex-cat. :(

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:23 pm
by David McCormack
:(

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:19 pm
by +Rafe+
A bit late to the party... What a great post and beautiful frame. Lovely work and thank you for the detailed posts!